AUD $140.00

Turkoman Brass Powder Horn

Plain Brass powder horn, with ornate band (Turkoman squiggle filigree) and four decent dents (character marks!) It has a lovely colour, a mature patina (please don’t polish!) and pleasing simplicity.
Designed possibly to be worn tucked in a belt or sash, or there is a ring for suspension from a sash, which is more practical. From the age of muskets.
The loop of sprung brass across the top is a clever, press open quick release “catch” to easily control the flow of the powder when loading.
The quicker you can load, the better your chances of survival, read Burnaby’s 1875 “Ride to Khiva”, the Russians had much more advanced breech loaders, and an enormous and historic advantage. They could load in about a fifth of the time it took to load a musket. Disastrous for the Central Asian Khanates, which fell one after another. And for the peoples, it was disastrous too, particularly the Turkoman, that’s why the Tekke Turkoman now live in NE Iran.

We have other examples of powderhorns and a musketball cast if they are still available, just do a search here on our site.

Age: 19th century.

Size: L 150 mm x H 90 mm

Weight: 93 grams